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“Best Food”
Review of Philip's Cafe

Philip's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Placentia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $11
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Philip's Café, OPEN from 7:30am-3pmWed.-Mon 8 Minutes from the Argentia Ferry TerminalJerseysidePlacentia, NLA0B 2Y0Waterfront café and pastry shop right in the heart of the fishing activity. Pastry chef Philip Meade was born in Placentia. After many years of travelling, he is back in Newfoundland - mixing Newfoundland flavours with the richness of French and Belgian chocolate. Serving Organic coffees and teas - including Lattes and other espresso drinks.Breakfast is served at 7 am for early risers. Watch the fishing boats prepare for their day, while enjoying a freshly baked quiche made with free range eggs, aged cheddar cheese, and other tasty ingredients. Daily bowls of vegetarian chili and fresh garlic cheese bread are served at lunch, as well as many different sandwiches made with freshly baked bread.Amenities:Bring your computer - Philip's Cafe has Wi-Fi.Heading off on a hike or picnic? Fill your picnic lunch or backpack from the many available sandwiches, fresh vegetables and fruits, baked treats, and cool drinks. Bring your thermos if you want to take along hot coffee or tea.On a rainy or cool day, you will find warmth from the wood stove greet you as you come in the door. On a hot day, the breezes on the deck while watching the boats makes Philip's Cafe a wonderful spot for breakfast, lunch or coffee and desert.Why not check out Philip's Cafe/Placentia on Facebook for photos and comments.
Iroquois
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“Best Food”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stumbled upon this gem of a café while touring Newfoundland. It is in a very interesting location.
It was raining and cool so we were delighted to see Phil had Fish Chowder on the menu. My husband raved about it the entire time he was eating. It was the perfect consistency and contained numerous huge pieces of cod. To quote Phil "it takes two spoons to pick them up". The vegetable chili is the best I have ever eaten and the molasses raisin bread is very delicious. Great view and a nice deck if the weather were nicer. Phil, staff and other patrons were very friendly. It made for a nice, cozy atmosphere. Wishing the café was closer to home - would be returning again and again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Essex, Canada
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“Great breakfast, great lunch”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Cozy cafe with healthy choices - from granola, yogurt and fruit for breakfast to ham and egg breakfast sandwich. Lunch - sandwiches made with homemade bread, aged cheddar and grilled ham. Desserts - all homemade, can't decide which one!

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Wonderful breakfast”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Everything is fresh, home-made and natural. Various dietary needs (wheat-free, milk free... ) are cheerfully catered to. The bread is home-made and really great, even the gluten-free bread tastes like bread. Friendly service makes it a good way to start the day.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Frances4612
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Waterloo, Canada
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“Wonderful little gem”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. Facebook said it was closed on sundays but it was open nice and early. Beautiful location with a patio for when it's sunny. Refreshingly healthy foods. Happy friendly owners who offered great service.

  • Visited August 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“Great fresh food”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

had the fruit with yogurt- was delicious and fruit was fresh. My travelling companion had the blueberry porridge- was very good. Raisin bread and coffee were excellent as well.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Gaye S
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